verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM taintun·taint·ed, adjectiveun·taint·ing, adjective
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Definition for taint (2 of 2)
noun Slang: Vulgar.
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Example sentences from the Web for taint
Through a group called the SommFoundation, she arranged a harvest internship at an Oregon winery, but that was canceled when the winery decided not to harvest because of smoke taint from wildfires.Sommeliers have been forced to pivot in the pandemic, and their futures remain uncertain|Dave McIntyre|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
He warned that the taint of Bircherism could sink Reagan and other conservative candidates in 1966.Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party|Erick Trickey|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Knowing could change the participant’s behavior and taint any data coming out of the trial, he says.The FDA has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?|Tina Hesman Saey|December 12, 2020|Science News
Because most early diet sodas didn’t taste that great, strategists warned against associating their brands with drinks that might taint their tremendous value.The Rise And Fall Of Tab – After Surviving The Sweetener Scares, The Iconic Diet Soda Gets Canned|LGBTQ-Editor|November 29, 2020|No Straight News
Smoke is a problem for vintage 2020, as taint from extensive exposure ruins grapes and could significantly reduce the quantity of wine this year, especially reds.Wildfires, trade wars, COVID-19: The 2020 global wine harvest may go down as the most challenging yet|Bernhard Warner|September 20, 2020|Fortune
Whether the charge will work to sufficiently taint Orman is another issue, says Popkin.As Roberts and Orman Double Down, It’s War in Kansas|Eleanor Clift|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Infiltration, though, may well taint all main rebel factions.
In losing, however, he will taint his possible rivals—including Rand Paul—as pitiful members of the "surrender caucus."
Once successfully in, I can see my Hash 160 and Taint Analysis, among other things.
Random spot checks, so that getting checked carries no taint.
The taint of commerce and the smoke of the north hangs visibly on the horizon.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
It was spring in all its glory, without a taint of summer's heat, or a lingering chill of winter.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Krafft-Ebing said that he never saw a case of true and reasonably well developed paranoia without hereditary taint.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
This and the peculiar notched or cleft teeth seem to point to an hereditary taint.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street